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Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s the holiday many of us look forward to in which we can gather with family and friends, eat delicious homemade food, and reflect on all of the things we are thankful… continue reading Buy Nothing Day 2020

By written by Kamilah C.    November 27, 2020   

Join the Adult Literacy Book Club, presented by the Free Library's Languages & Learning Center and the Center for Literacy , by improving your reading skills while reading and discussing… continue reading Introducing the Adult Literacy Book Club!

By written by Phil K.    November 6, 2020   

by Stephanie S - Intern, Languages & Learning Center The Languages and Learning Center supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia adults, including… continue reading Free Arabic Literacy Program - Available Virtually Now

By written by Lindsay S.    November 2, 2020   

In these difficult times, the birthday of a beloved book, TV, and movie character from childhood feels like the perfect excuse to curl up within the comfort and safety of nostalgia. And boy do we… continue reading It's Winnie the Pooh's Birthday!

By written by Christine M.    October 14, 2020   

"Beginning Readers" are books aimed at those who are just learning to read. They have easy to read text accompanied by illustrations that reinforce reading comprehension. These books are… continue reading Books for Emerging Readers | Hello, Hedgehog!

By written by Monica C.    October 6, 2020   

In this unprecedented time, the Free Library has had a lot of firsts. We pulled together to bring you our first virtual Summer of Wonder with the help of librarians and library staff, camp… continue reading Looking Back on the Free Library’s First All-Virtual Summer of Wonder!

By written by Emily S.    September 11, 2020   

Something I love about storytelling is the way it brings people together. That is the very reason it can be hard to come by in our current world of social distancing. Many storytellers, including… continue reading Take a Story Stroll and Enjoy a Book in a Brand New Way!

By written by Rachel R.    August 3, 2020    1

What are your plans for Father’s Day this year? Even if you’re not able to be out and about, there is something you can do right at home – cozy up and share a good book together!… continue reading Stories to Share for Father's Day

By written by Monica C.    June 17, 2020   

Are you looking for some binge-worthy reading that has nothing to do with the quasi dystopian reality outside your front door? Look no further than the literary comfort food that is the Cozy… continue reading Curl Up with a Cozy Mystery

By written by Kim B.    May 29, 2020   

You know that feeling of finishing a movie or television show, and not knowing what to do with yourself now that it’s over? We get it! But just because the sequel or next season isn’t… continue reading Teen Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Netflix Series and Movies

By written by Megan J.    May 22, 2020   

Although most of us will be staying home this Mother’s Day, what better way to celebrate than by enjoying breakfast in bed and cuddling up to share stories with the ones we love? The… continue reading Stories to Share for Mother's Day

By written by Leigh U.    May 8, 2020   

Are you missing out on the latest issue of your favorite magazine or looking for a way to read today’s copy of the Inquirer without leaving your house? The Free Library is here to help! Our… continue reading Enjoy Online Periodicals from the Comfort of Your Couch

By written by Leigh U.    May 1, 2020    1

Today, American novelist Harper Lee would have turned 94 years old. As a lover of novels in general, and To Kill a Mockingbird in particular, I jumped at the chance to write a celebratory blog… continue reading Harper Lee and the Novels That Help Us Remember

By written by Christine M.    April 28, 2020    1

We read books for a lot of different reasons; to escape to another world, to learn something new, to be entertained, to invoke emotion. Children read books for the same reasons. I had a middle… continue reading Happy Children's Book Day: Middle Grade Feels!

By written by Mary W.    April 2, 2020   

The Free Library’s Spring Reading Challenge is active now through May 15! Engage your brain in fun activities, alone or with family and friends. Sign up online, then track your reading… continue reading Spring Online Reading Challenge

By written by Shari K.    March 24, 2020    3

With the shortest month of the year upon us, how about a book list full of short yet spectacular fiction reads to match? You’ll be sure to whiz through these stories in no time, and the… continue reading Short Books for the Shortest Month!

By written by Alix G.    January 31, 2020    1

As another year draws to a close, another frenzied holiday season arrives—and what better way to say no to the madness than by saying yes to a compelling book? December is not just the month… continue reading December Is Read a New Book Month

By written by Clare F.    November 29, 2019   

As the weather changes, there's no better company than reading a good book in a cozy space. Running from November 25 to February 29 , our Winter Reading Challenge invites readers of all ages… continue reading 'Tis the Season for the Winter Reading Challenge

By written by Gennifer R.    November 25, 2019    3

Yes, I am one of those: I keep a list of books saved in my phone—books that I will eventually read once I reach that magical point of life when I stop desiring new books and therefore stop… continue reading Happy Birthday to Kurt Vonnegut (and Kilgore Trout?)

By written by Briana G.    November 8, 2019    3

After finally graduating this year, I didn’t think that I would ever want to read another book again. Being assigned books to read that are of little interest to you tends to ruin the desire… continue reading Explore Your Love of Books and Find Your Next Favorite!

By written by Kamilah C.    November 1, 2019    1

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